M1 targets nationwide 4G coverage for dongles/smartphones in Q3, paper says

16 Jul 2012

Singaporean mobile operator M1 Limited (M1) plans to announce a new range of 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) service plans ‘towards the end of’ the third quarter’ of this year, at the same time as confirms it has full nationwide service coverage, local paper Business Times reports without citing its sources. The cellco aims to offer a first for the city-state when it launches the new tariff plans. M1 was the first to go live with an LTE offering when it unveiled LTE to business customers only, covering the state’s business district, in June last year. Although rival SingTel Mobile was the first to launch a consumer LTE plan alongside its business offering – including for smartphones/dongles – the operator can only boast a 4G footprint of 50% of the island and is not expected to hit 95% coverage until early-2013, based on current projections. M1 has not however, divulged details or prices of the new service plans it will be using.

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